The Davenport House Museum – Doorway To the Past

February 26th, 2016 by Corey Edwards

Davenport House MuseumSavannah’s stately Isaiah Davenport House Museum offers visitors a chance to travel back in time to the America of the 1820’s with its authentically restored exterior, rooms, and courtyard garden.

Through the years, the Isaiah Davenport House has played a role as a grand family home in the better part of town as well as that of a run-down boarding house in the seedy part of town. Built by Master Carpenter Isaiah Davenport in 1820, the Davenport House is in the Federal-style, with a simple yet elegant exterior of brownstone and brick and classic double-entry stairway. (more…)

Davenport House Museum – “Stranger Than Fiction!”

October 9th, 2015 by Corey Edwards

Davenport House Museum – "Stranger Than Fiction" Halloween 2015Savannah’s Davenport House Museum is always a great place to visit but, as Halloween approaches, it becomes even more enticing as strange tales from Savannah’s rich history bubble to the surface. Relive 19th century mysteries at The Davenport House Museum’s “Stranger Than Fiction!”

The Isaiah Davenport House Museum is one of Savannah’s portals to the past: a historic building restored to its 1820’s glory for the sake of preservation as well as education.

Initially constructed around 1820, the Davenport House was originally the home of Savannah artisan Isaiah Davenport and his family. Later it was a boarding house, and even later still, a neglected building in need of either demolition or restoration. Luckily a group of concerned citizens formed the Historic Savannah Foundation with an eye on saving the Davenport House as it’s first project and the rest is … a very special history museum! (more…)

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